Discussion in 'General' started by vespa100, Jul 7, 2019.
A few photos picked up today at the car boot sale
Great photos. Any clue about the men or unit on them?
The two in the dark uniforms are Royal Marines. Possibly gunnery instructors.
Hi Vespa100, Could you upload a larger version of top photo? Don't know why but looks intriguing, with mix of headdresses...
Hi 8RB I will scan them better when I get home I'm just using my phone now, the gentleman have all mixed cap badges the group photo was developed in Menai bridge which is in North Wales
A few more
Lawrence Vincent BENN
1918 - 1986 Knowsley
Lawrentius Vincentius BENN baptised at St.Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool in 1918
That last Group Photo must be the best I have seen for conformity .did they use a level on the drill sticks.
It's not just that - brilliant in its own right - but it's also the sheer symmetry of the whole photograph. Notice the shorter chap in the middle and the way the top/rear row seems to curve down towards the middle is simply superb. A considerable effort was put into that photograph. Only 'negative' aspect I can see is that, if they had sat just a few inches to the left as seen on the photo, even the windows in the background would have been in the perfect position. Pity one of the chaps in the back row is also not wearing a full set of webbing. Mind blowing. Any idea as to who they are?
The photo is probably a pre-war photo of a Kings Squad taken at the Royal Marines Depot, Deal, Kent.
Interesting photos, thanks for posting them.
Marriages Jun 1913
Benn, Henry C - Maguire - Liverpool - 8b 147
Maguire, Annie F - Benn - Liverpool - 8b 147
BENN, Gerard M - Maguire - W.Derby - Jun 1914
Benn, Francis - Maguire - W.Derby - Sep 1916
Benn, Lawrence V - Maguire - W.Derby - Mar 1918
Benn, Patricia M - Maguire - W.Derby - Jun 1923
17 Martensen Street, Liverpool C.B., Lancashire
Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
Annie F Benn - 23 Apr 1885 - House Holder - Widowed
The record for this person is officially closed.
Gerard Benn - 11 Aug 1914 - Solicitors Clerk - Single
Liverpool Catholic Burials, 1813-1985
Name: Henry Charles Benn
Death Age: 53
Birth Date: abt 1873
Death Date: 1926
Burial Date: 13 Jan 1926
Burial Place: Yew Tree Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire , England
Lancashire Marriages: 1954
BENN Lawrence Vincent
Ince Register Office or Registrar Attended
3 sons, 1 daughter
NAME: Lawrence Vincent Benn
BIRTH: 27 Jan 1918
DEATH: May 1986 - Knowsley
NAME: Francis Benn
BIRTH: abt 1917
DEATH: Jan 1917 - West Derby , Lancashire
NAME: Patricia M Benn
BIRTH: abt 1923
DEATH: Oct 1945 - Liverpool South
NAME: Gerard Majella Benn
BIRTH: 11 May 1914
DEATH: Aug 1997 - Liverpool
I agree re quality of the photo.
The chap without webbing is likely a trained Marine who would have been involved in the “training” of the squad.
You usually see a Trained Soldier - minus webbing - in the Forum pre war photos of Brigade of Guards Training Squads from The Guards Depot.
A few more from the box
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